What Do Trends Have To Do With It?


What Do Trends Have To Do With It?

I’m not sure what I dislike more trends or editors dictating to us what we should wear as predicted from season to season. While I love a great runway show and could thumb through the pages of WWD and Vogue daily, I also love what makes designers and people unique and authentic. What embodies us and makes us feel most like ourselves. Personal style tells a lot about a person and defines us. So why should we all want to be told to wear the same thing? After all, what do trends have to do with it? 

Not to take away from the tens of thousands of jobs from art directors, stylist, and editors — given my job, but why should anyone declare what looks good versus what doesn’t? Who gives them that right? The media? Celebrities? Us? 

What Do Trends Have To Do With It?
Ryan Roche

For myself I’ve always loved to evolve with fashion while remaining in the past. The ironic idea of futuristic vintage. The days of fashion in the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50′ and 60’s may behind us but that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate that same timeless and iconic fashion today. The look of effortless sophistication that we will all look back at over decades and remember.

When I could still afford to shop the floors of Barney’s and Neiman’s and of course my favorite designer stores on Rodeo: Dior, Saint Laurent, and Chanel, I always bought statement pieces that I thought were timeless. Now that I am an entrepreneur and work for myself and have to reinvest back into my business I kinda laugh when I see women (and some men) gaga over the new reinvention of the Dior Saddle bag. The same bag I bought when I was twenty — nearly twenty years ago. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’ve always had an eye for classic style but not so much fading fades.

What Do Trends Have To Do With It?
Giambattista Valli

I can’t say I’m surprised that people jump on bandwagons and follow trends, but I miss what used to make fashion irresistible. What people once called Hollywood glamour. I want people to know it’s okay to stand apart and be different.

Over the holidays I did some vintage shopping and put together a mood board to collage all of the clothing I love right now. Things like corsets, Victorian boots, Victorian neckline blouses, floral and polka dot maxi dresses, lace, hot pants, lots of black and pops of light blue, green, mint and pink. My predictions for my personal spring wardrobe. Can’t wait to see yours. 

What Do Trends Have To Do With It?
Emporio Armani

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is the CEO of www.monikafreeman.com. She also works as a Creative Director, Writer, Brand Strategist and Fashion Editor.

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